South Carolina Unemployment Weekly Claims
File your weekly claim to prove you remain eligible for benefits and qualify to get a weekly payment. If you have not heard back from DEW on the status of your initial claim, still file weekly claim so that if you qualify, you will receive back payments. File your weekly claim in one of three ways:
1. Online via the MyBenefits portal— After logging in, answer the questions about whether you worked, earned any gross pay and whether you were able, available and looking for work.
2. In person at an SC Works center near you.
3. Calling TelClaim System.
SC residents can call 1.866.831.1724 from 4:00 a.m. until midnight. Non-residents can call 1.866. 831. 1725. Both lines are toll free, and services are provided free to claimants. You can call to check the status of your payment only Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Filing weekly claims by phone requires:
- A touch-tone phone
- Your Social Security number
- Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Note that TelClaim processes weekly claims and provide status updates only for your most recent benefit year.